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Republican legislative leaders (from left) Assistant House Minority Leader Ellie Espling, R-New Gloucester; House Minority Leader Ken Fredette, R-Newport; Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport; Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon;  and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing, R-Hampden; are shown at a recent news conference in Augusta.

GOP leaders support LePage effort to kill income tax by 2020

AUGUSTA | The stage is set for a partisan showdown over a plan by Gov. Paul LePage to amend the Maine Constitution to eliminate …
Clara Swan shares a laugh with Gov. Paul LePage during an early celebration of Swan's 103rd birthday at Husson University on Tuesday.  LePage, who graduated in 1971, studied at Husson when Swan was a staff member.

LePage, other Husson alumni honor Clara Swan for her 103rd birthday

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BANGOR | Whatever else Clara Lincoln Swan means to the people who attended a reception Tuesday at Husson University in honor of her upcoming …
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The abuse follows her everywhere, and it’s legal: One woman’s story of revenge porn

The following is a true story. However, some identifying details have been changed to ensure the safety of the story’s subject.  Beth smiles and shakes my …
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Divorced parents support bills to change child custody standard

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AUGUSTA | People who feel they have been treated unfairly by Maine’s family court …

Public asked for help after two dogs found killed in Aroostook County

LUDLOW | Local animal officials are seeking the public’s help in determining the owners …

Falmouth makes plan to harvest trees from community forest

A plan is in place for harvesting portions of the Blackstrap Hill …

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Boston's David Ortiz, pictured throwing his bat after being ejected on Sunday, has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball after making contact with an umpire.

Red Sox’s Ortiz draws one-game suspension

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount after an incident with umpire John Tumpane during …

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